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Monday, December 19, 2011

For Christmas Week: Fairuz Sings Silent Night in Arabic

Each year during the holiday season I talk about Christmas as celebrated by Middle Eastern Christians. Middle Easterners get two Christmases (December 25 and January 7) to start with; Armenians celebrate even later. I ended up posting through the weekend due to the grim stuff going on in Egypt, and I can't guarantee this week will be much better. But I can start the week with the great Lebanese singer Fairuz (now in her 70s, so this is an old clip), singing "Sawt al Eid", or "Silent Night" in Arabic.

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